Visiting Artist Series (studio99); Anouk Wipprecht


January 10, 2014


Anouk Wipprecht


What does fashion lack? “Microcontrollers” according to Dutch based fashion-tech designer and innovator Anouk Wipprecht. She is working in the emerging field of “fashion-tech”; a rare combination with engineering, science and interaction/user experience design. She has created an impressive body of tech-enhanced designs bringing together fashion and technology in unconventional ways. She creates technological couture; with systems around the body that tend towards artificial intelligences; projected as “host” systems on the body, her designs move, breathe, and react to the environment around them.


Anouk Wipprecht

Wipprecht is an artist, designer, curator and lecturer (Netherlands, Los Angeles, San Francisco, China, and Austria) in electronic couture. She has worked for names such as The Black Eyed Peas, Superbowl, Eurovision, with work and interviews featured in international magazines. She is the brainchild and curator of the TECHNOSENSUAL “Where Fashion meets Technology” exhibition, with attached Artist in Residency program to stimulate the growth of fashion-tech projects coupling fashion designers with engineers. The 2012 exhibition attracted over 32,000 visitors in two months. She is currently based in Vienna/Austria and travels between Amsterdam (NL) Los Angeles, San Francisco (USA) and Montreal (CA).